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Extinction Rebellion: Are you ready to rebel?

What’s Going On Here? On Monday 7th October (this coming Monday), thousands of Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists will be hitting the streets around the world to demand climate and ecological justice. What Does This Mean? Thought you were done with your climate activism? Think again! You probably heard about them causing havoc in April e.g. by glueing themselves to various buildings or flashing their bare…

Global Climate Strike, everyone is invited!

What’s Going On Here? On Friday 20th and 27th of September there is a call for everybody to take part in the Global Climate Strike, joining children in the #YouthStrike4Climate movement. This aims to be the biggest mobilisation yet, calling for climate justice for all. What Does This Mean? Greta Thunberg rose as a global phenomenon in August 2018 with her school strikes for the…

Climate Movement is the “Greatest Threat” to Oil Industry

What’s Going On Here? Earlier this week, Mohammed Barkindo a.k.a. the leader of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), said that climate activists and the “growing mass mobilisation of world opinion” against oil are perhaps the “greatest threat” to the oil industry. In other words, people power is WORKING! What Does This Mean? The oil and gas industry is feeling the…

Is this what democracy looks like?

What’s Going On Here? The Extinction Rebellion ‘International Rebellion’ started on Monday – forcing the climate change debate to the forefront of public awareness. Curious Earth spent a few hours this week mingling with activists in London. What Does This Mean? Far from being tree-huggers, hippies or fringe-groups, we were struck by the normality – the ordinariness – of the people involved. We met…

Plenty of arses seen in the Commons. Then this happened…

What’s going on here? Early this week activists from Extinction Rebellion stripped down and took to the House of Commons to protest climate change while UK MPs were debating Brexit. The naked truth Extinction Rebellion, who describe themselves as a ‘non-violent direct action and civil disobedience’ group, have staged some pretty big demonstrations across the UK recently. They want politicians to do more to tackle the climate emergency.…